The Museum

This is the home of “all people”: this is the inscription on the facade of the old synagogue that now houses this Museum.

The fruit of a civil society initiative nurtured over two decades, the Museu Judaico de São Paulo (MUJ) opens its doors with a view to cultivating the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.

Backed by a cultural and participative program that intertwines the Jewish experience with Brazilian culture and contemporary art, the MUJ was born out of a commitment to coexistence between various social groups and identities, to fight intolerance and prejudice, with education and intergenerational transmission, values that are both universal and Jewish.

Housed in a building designated as a municipal heritage site and guardian of the largest Jewish collection in Brazil, created entirely from donations, the MUJ considers memory a living phenomena, a source of resistance and survival, in constant transformation.

May this house be a temple of inspiration and a forum for debate, a place of meeting between identity and otherness, a space that connects histories and intertwines a past, a present and a future shared collectively.

 

our Mission
The Museu Judaico de São Paulo cultivates and keeps alive the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.

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our vision
Connect the Brazilian public with Jewish culture to build a just and plural society.

 Templo Beth-El

In 1928,a group of immigrants from Europe commissioned Samuel Roder to design a synagogue.  

Designed in the Byzantine style, the Temple building with its seven sides emphasizes the seven days of creation, the seven colors of the rainbow. For decades, generations have celebrated special dates there. In 2004, Beth-El lent its facilities to the Museu Judaico de São Paulo. As done by other museums around the world, formerly used as synagogues, the space has received a comprehensive renovation, which preserves the original environment while expanding its objective and perpetuating the memory of those who made the initial nucleus possible. Since then, the Beth-El community has been headquartered at Rua Caçapava 105, Jardins.

Executive Management 

Sergio Daniel Simon
President

 

 

Moshe Boruch Sendacz
Vice-President and Director of Legal Affairs

 

William Kern
First Treasurer 

 

Eduardo Groisman
Second Treasurer 

 

Roberta Alexandr Sundfeld
Executive Director 

 

Rosaly Chansky
Director of Marketing

 

Marcelo Nudelman
Director of Works 

 

Ruth Sprung Tarasantchi
Director of Collection 

 

Tania P. Tarandach
Director of Institutional Relations  

audit committee 

Eduardo Groisman
Gilson Finkelsztain
Roberto Luiz Leme Klabin

alternates 

Fábio Alperowitch
Fábio Zaclis
Michael Edgar Perlman

executive management 

Felipe Arruda
Executive Director 

 

Roberta Alexandr Sundfeld
Director of Collection and memory  

 

Marianna Bomfim
Administrative and Financial Director

 

Marília Neustein
Director of Communications

 

Christopher Mossey
Director of Institutional Development 

 

advisory board 

Adriana Feffer Skaf


Celso Lafer


Claudia Maria Costin


Claudio Luiz Lottenberg


Daniel Feffer


Daniel Leon Bialski


David Cyrtynowicz


David Safra


Dennis Benchimol Minev


Eduardo Saron Nunes


Elena Landau


Esther Hamburger


Henri Philippe Reichstul (Presidente)


Ilan Goldfajn


Ines Bogea


José Luiz Goldfarb


José Roberto Marinho


Joyce Pascowitch


Lia Diskin


Luciana Temer


Luis Cláudio Garcia De Souza


Luiz Kignel


Marcelo Mattos Araújo


Marcelo Nudelman


Marcos Kisil


Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro


Mário Arthur Adler


Milton Seligman


Nancy Rozenchan


Octávio Aronis


Pedro Machado Mastrobuonno


Renata Bittencourt


Renata Motta


Rosaly (Dodi) Chansky


Rosane Borges


Ruth Taransantchi 

deliberative council 

Daniel Reichstul


Dora Lucia Brenner

 

Salo Davi Seibel

 

Sergio Daniel Simon

 

Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski

 

Sergio Napchan

 

Moshe Sendacz

 

William Kern

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